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Psychotic Waltz

Info about Psychotic Waltz
Country United States
Added By Mike
18 years ago
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1990-2020 Metal
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8.7 x5
Technical Neo Prog Metal
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9 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 7 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 44 studio tracks by Psychotic Waltz.
Track durations range from 1m 33s to 10m 10s, averaging at 4m 46s with a standard deviation of 1m 39s.
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Review by Time_Signature 14 years ago <Permalink>
Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding 1996
8.8
Heavy Prog Metal
More consistent than any previous releases, "Bleeding" is also quite heavy. Like the previous album, "Bleeding" is less technical than the two first releases, but unlike "Mosquito", this album is happily free of grungy influences, but it is also less retro in sound, the main pointer to 70s influences being the vocal style.
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Psychotic Waltz - Into The Everflow 1992
9.4
Technical Experimental Prog Metal
For my money, the best release by Psychotic Waltz, and also the most aggressive and technical one. The combination of hypertechnical playing, compositional complexity and 70s style vocals just works very, very well. I wish they'd continued this style.
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Review by Time_Signature 14 years ago <Permalink>
Psychotic Waltz - Mosquito 1994
8.6
Prog Metal
quot;Mosquito" is less complex than its predecessors and much more retro in sound, I think, having a profound 70s feel to it, which I appreciate - yet it is less experimental than the predecessors. There also seems to be a stint of grunge, unfortunately, and sometimes it sounds like PW are trying to emulate the sound of Alice in Chains. Still, there are many great tracks on this album, which certainly is more than just decent.
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Review by Time_Signature 14 years ago <Permalink>
Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace 1990
9.0
Technical Experimental Prog Metal
I think this would probably take some getting used to, but once you get your ears around it, you might appreciate why Psychotic Waltz were very popular among metal musicians across various subgenres in the early 90s. "A Social Grace" is characterized by a quirkiness and complexity that rivals those of Cynic's "Focus" and Fates Warnings "No Exit" and "Perfect Symmetry", and like those three albums, "A Social Grace" was ahead of its time. Compositionally, the tracks on this album are very complex and make use of various changes in time and tempo. The vocals, I think, are very 70s and, at times, the vocal performance is almos Jethro-esque.
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Review by Mike 18 years ago <Permalink>
Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding 1996
8.0
Experimental Stoner Prog Metal
This is an amazing album, unfortunately the last that this awesome band made before they split up. It's somewhat different from their other albums, a little more relaxed and not as complex as A Social Grace or Into The Everflow. But I like it very much, and I gave it 3 stars because the other Psychotic Waltz albums are a bit better, and some tracks on Bleeding are not very progressive, but just plain metal. Still, they're very good. All in all, the album will not disappoint Psychotic Waltz fans, but is not essential for the general prog fan. Fans of Sabbath-inspired Metal can add one star to my rating.

From all the Psychotic Waltz albums, this is the one that's most similar to the music of Dead Soul Tribe, the band that the Psychotic Waltz singer founded after they split up (Devon Graves/Buddy Lackey). Having said that, it's clear that it's also not as complex as masterpieces like A Social Grace and Into The Everflow.
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Into The Everflow 1992
 #1

9.0 x8
Technical Neo Prog Metal
A Social Grace 1990
 #2

8.7 x6
Psychedelic Neo Prog Metal
Mosquito 1994
 #3

8.3 x7
Psychedelic Prog Metal
Bleeding 1996
 #4

8.5 x6
Heavy Stoner Prog Metal
The God-Shaped Void 2020
 #5

8.3 x1
Prog Metal
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